Explore the Stars

Glentanner Park is your home to explore the spectacular stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. The Mount Cook region's gold-rated skies are almost entirely free of light pollution, and draw visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a nighttime stroll from your Glentanner cabin or campsite and view glittering constellations from the quiet shores of Lake Pukaki. It's simply one of the best stargazing sites on earth.

Want a closer look? Our staff can help you book your tour of the stars. Professional guided tours depart from nearby Aoraki Mt Cook Village.

Please contact us to book your tour of the southern skies. You can also book a stargazing tour and other Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.

 Big Sky Stargazing

The Big Sky Stargazing tour departs every evening all year round.

On clear nights you will look at the Southern Night Sky outdoors where astronomy guides use state-of-the-art telescopes and high-powered binoculars to explore the heavens over Aoraki Mt Cook. The duration of the outdoor tour is around 90 min. Transportation from The Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki Mt.Cook Village is provided.

On cloudy days the tour will be virtually in the first full dome digital Planetarium. The guides will take you through a "life" orientation of the night sky. This tour will take around 1 hour.

Departure Time

Exact departure times vary depending on the time of year.

Departure Point

The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook Village

Full Tour, Adult: from $80.00
Full Tour, Child: from $45.00

Children 4 - 14 years

Strictly no children under the age of 4

All prices are in New Zealand dollars valid until 30/09/2020.